When folks ask for HancAquam's address after Mass I tell them that if had I known anything at all about blogging in November of 2005, I would have never given this blog a Latin title.
Anyway, the usual question after getting the address down is: how did you come up with that name? Easy. I found it. We were reading Introduction to the Devout Life in my seminar on prayer at U.D.
At the top of the page where we had stopped for the day was a quote, "Domine, da mihi hanc aquam." Lord, give to me this water. Bingo!
Why mention all this now? The gospel reading for today's Mass is the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. Upon hearing Jesus describe the waters of eternal life, the woman says, "Domine, da mihi hanc aquam."
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